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Management Team

John McGrath

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McGrath has been a member of our board of directors since August 2020 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2010.  Mr. McGrath served as the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Pactiv from 2010 to 2020. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Pactiv, Mr. McGrath served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development for Pactiv’s foodservice and food packaging division. Formerly, Mr. McGrath served as the general manager of Pactiv’s food processor business and prior to that, Vice President of Logistics. He has also held various positions in sales, marketing and product development throughout his career. Mr. McGrath is the past chairman of the Foodservice Packaging Institute. Mr. McGrath is currently a member of the board of directors of OmniMax International, Inc. Mr. McGrath received an MBA from Northwestern University and a B.S. in General Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

John McGrath

Michael Ragen

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ragen is Pactiv Evergreen’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. From 2018 to 2020, Mr. Ragen served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Pactiv, and as Chief Financial Officer since 2014. Prior to joining Pactiv in 2014, Mr. Ragen served as an executive for Rank from 2012 to 2014 and held a variety of roles with AB Mauri from 2004 to 2011 and with Burns, Philp & Company Limited from 1994 to 2004. Mr. Ragen is a CPA certified by the Australian Society of CPAs and received a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Michael Ragen

John Rooney

President, Beverage Merchandising

Mr. Rooney has served as the President of Beverage Merchandising since 2020. Mr. Rooney has worked at Evergreen since 1991 in a number of progressive leadership assignments including; the Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen from 2011 to 2016, the Chief Executive Officer of the combined operations of Evergreen and as Pactiv Evergreen’s former Graham Packaging and Closures segments from 2016 to 2018 and as the Chief Executive Officer of Graham Packaging from November 2015 to 2018. Mr. Rooney received an MBA from Penn State University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut.

John Rooney

Tim Levenda

President, Foodservice

Mr. Levenda has served as Pactiv Evergreen’s President of Foodservice since September 2019. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Vice President Foodservice from December 2014 to September 2019. Mr. Levenda first joined Pactiv in 2007 as Executive Director, Sales, following Pactiv’s acquisition of Prairie Packaging LLC, where he served as Executive Director Sales since 2000, and Regional Sales Manager from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Levenda served in a variety of operations and management positions at Marcal Paper Mills and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Chicago.  Mr. Levenda received a B.A. in Economics from Wabash College.

Tim Levenda

Eric Wulf

President, Food Merchandising

Mr. Wulf has served as Pactiv Evergreen’s President of Food Merchandising since March 2020. Prior to this role, he served at Pactiv as the President of Food Packaging from August 2019 to March 2020 and as Vice President Food Packaging from July 2014 to August 2019. Mr. Wulf first joined Pactiv in 2003 and has held various other roles including Territory Account Manager, Associate Product Manager, Product Manager, and Business Manager. Mr. Wulf also serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for Foodservice Packaging Institute.  Mr. Wulf received an MBA from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.

Eric Wulf

Frank Petlak

Vice President, Innovation and New Product Development

Mr. Petlak has served as Pactiv Evergreen’s Vice President, Innovation and New Product Development since 2018.  Mr. Petlak joined the organization in 2004 within New Product Development and has held a variety of technical and commercial leadership roles.  Mr. Petlak received a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Industrial Design from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Frank Petlak

JD Bowlin

Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer

Mr. Bowlin has served as Pactiv Evergreen’s Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer since joining the organization in 2019.  Prior to joining Pactiv Evergreen, Mr. Bowlin spent close to 20 years at Kraft Heinz in a variety of Human Resources leadership roles.  Mr. Bowlin received a B.A. in Communication Studies from University of Iowa.

John Doe

Lynn Dyer

Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer

Ms. Dyer has served as Pactiv Evergreen’s Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer since 2020.  Prior to joining Pactiv in 2019, Ms. Dyer was President of the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI).  Before joining FPI in 1998, Ms. Dyer worked with the European Food Service & Packaging Association (now Pack2Go Europe).  Ms. Dyer received a B.A. in International Studies: Politics and Diplomacy from University of Richmond.

Lynn Dyer

Steven Karl

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Karl is Pactiv Evergreen’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. He previously served as Pactiv’s General Counsel from 2013 through 2019. Before Mr. Karl joined Pactiv in 2013, he held corporate legal positions of progressive responsibility with McDonald’s Corporation, Kohl’s Department Stores and Komatsu America. Mr. Karl also worked in private practice as an attorney with Sonnenschein (now Dentons) and as a CPA with Deloitte. Mr. Karl received his B.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Steve Karl